Season Preview 2020

The Adelaide Festival has announced its 2020 program, with Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s operatic adaptation of Lars von Trier’s film Breaking the Waves, a trio of dance pieces choreographed to Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue, and a choral banquet featuring four choirs and settings of all 150 psalms amongst the highlights.

“It’s our 60th year next year, which is really exciting,” Co-Artistic Director Rachel Healy said at a media briefing with fellow Co-Artistic Director Neil Armfield in Sydney. As such, the Festival will be producing a book (“an extraordinary compilation of images from shows and audiences over the last 60 years,” Healy said, alongside a series of essays) while a documentary will be released on ABC television. “We’ve had a documentary crew following our every move as we pulled this program together over the last nine to 12 months,” Healy said. “They’ve come overseas with us and they’ve been in our homes, and at work, and the great danger with such a crew is that you do forget that they’re there and they end up getting all kinds of very dangerous footage about how programs are pulled...

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